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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

NBTM & #GIVEAWAY - Getting It Right the Second Time Around by Jennifer Frank


New Adult, Romance, Contemporary



Alison is a 28 year old living in Boston who is more-or-less happy in her somewhat boring life.  She is challenged by the terms of her eccentric aunt’s will to fix a big mistake she made as a college senior - turning down law school for love.  While having everything from her job to her apartment disrupted, she has to decide if she’s willing to re-do things the right way around this time, or if she’s courageous enough to find her own path.  Having been burned by love before, she is hesitant in allowing another guy - even one as hot as Ryan - shape her future.

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Uncle Sam cleared his throat. “‘Alison, you are my favorite of this whole lot. Now don’t everyone get their panties in a bunch. I love you all, but I like Alison the most. She reminds me of my own best qualities and is humble enough to admit I’m right when I am, which is most of the time. I say that, Ali, because what I’m asking of you is going to be hard but, I think, worth it. I always regretted that you gave up law school. I think you would’ve been a terrific lawyer, and as a lawyer you could’ve done far more for those abused women you work with than you do now as a secretary. I know why you didn’t go to law school and think that was the most foolish decision you’ve ever made. I hope you regret it because I certainly do. And I’ll say it: I was right. That Nick wasn’t going to tolerate you stealing his sunshine. You might think it’s too bad you ended up without him, but I say good riddance. So, sweetheart, this is your second chance to get it right. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, which you darn well better do, is to go back to law school. I don’t care where, and I don’t care what you do with your law degree. I just want you to have the chance few of us ever do—to go back and correct a mistake. Here are the terms. Within the next year, you must apply to, be accepted into, and matriculate into an accredited law school. You must graduate. Beyond that, you can do what you like. I’m certainly not going to dictate your whole life for you. You have to make some decisions on your own, after all. Here’s my part of the deal. I will pay for your tuition, books, and a living stipend while you are in law school. On the day you graduate, you will receive a two-million-dollar inheritance. Oh, and one more thing. I know you’ll be overcome with guilt about leaving your job at the shelter. So, to sweeten the pot, in case my wise counsel hasn’t been enough, I will make a one-hundred-thousand-dollar donation to the shelter each year for the three years you are in law school. Good luck, my dear. I believe in you.’”

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In what situation is your self-esteem most at risk? 
When I’m going outside my comfort zone. For example, when I was suddenly thrust into organizing the annual fundraising banquet, I felt very vulnerable. It wasn’t something I felt competent to do, but it did turn out great in the end.

What are you keeping a secret? 
You’ll have to read the sequel to find out! Getting It Right the Second Time Around ends with a pending surprise that I’m about to share with Ryan, my love interest. Keep reading to find out what it is.

What are you lying to yourself about? 
I think I knew all along what I’d choose about law school but kept trying to convince myself to do what I thought I should. It felt great to finally make the choice that was most true to myself.

Is there anyone in your life that you are attracted to? 
Yes, I think I fell in love with Ryan over dinner at the grocery store. He is handsome and attentive and supported me when I needed it most.

What scares you about this person? 
His ability to see into my heart and sometimes figure things out about me before I’ve figured them out myself.

What do you think he/she can do for you that no one else can? 
Ryan forces a level of honesty that can be uncomfortable at times because it makes me feel so vulnerable but also makes me feel very secure because there is nothing hidden.

How do you know you love someone? 
When you miss them when they are not around.

What are you most afraid of? 
Making the wrong choice.

What do you like best about your best friend? 
Carrie always has my back. She is my cheerleader and confidante and knows me better than myself sometimes.

What’s your greatest source of frustration? 
Not being able to change things as quickly as I’d like

If you could change anything about your life what would it be? 
I wouldn’t doubt the past choices I’ve made. Instead, I would choose to be confident that I made the best choice I could at the time and remind myself that I’m a smart and capable person and that I can trust myself.

Physician by day, writer by night.  Jennifer’s love of writing grew out of the many meaningful moments shared with patients – some joyful, often emotional, always special.  Her initial essays, appearing in medical journals and literary magazines, explore the ups and downs of a medical life.  As an avid reader, Jennifer adores a great story, eventually deciding to create her own.  The characters are her favorite part of any story she writes.  When not stamping out disease, coaxing patients to eat their veggies, or composing the next scene, she enjoys spending time with her four children and stay-at-home husband.





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  1. What is the most embarrassing book you have ever read

    1. Hmmm...I've never been asked that before. Books don't typically embarrass me - they can make me squirm in embarrassment for the character or discomfort with the situation...However, I am quite sure that I was embarrassed when I was in middle school and read "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." At that age, all things related to puberty and your changing body are embarrassing.

  2. Thank you for hosting "Getting It Right the Second Time Around".

  3. thank you for the chance to win :)

  4. Good luck on your book and thanks for sharing this giveaway.

  5. Great post! I enjoyed reading the interview ;)

  6. I liked the character interview.

  7. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and the interview! This book sounds like such a fun and interesting read. Looking forward to reading this book!

  8. I absolutely loved the excerpt and the interview. I can't wait to read this book! Thank you.

  9. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

  10. Enjoyed the excerpt and character interview, sounds like a terrific read, thanks for sharing!

  11. Thank you for the terrific post and great giveaway!

  12. I really like the sound of this book - I would jump at a chance for a chance to go back and make some different choices - hindsight being perfect and all of sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading. Thanks for the giveaway!